Watch: Shubman Gill shows great dedication; he trains alone before the fifth test against England

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Shubman Gill does training alone


Young Indian batsman Shubman Gill has started his preparations for the final Test match against England. The last match of the series, which India has already won, will be played from March 7 in Dharamshala.

In what have been signs of pure dedication, Shubman Gill has hit the ground running even though other players are enjoying their free time. The young batsman was seen training at the PCA Stadium in Mohali ahead of the final match of the series against England.

On Friday (March 1), a photo of Shubman Gill went viral in which he is seen batting with all the attention on the nets. What caught the attention of many was that he was batting under the guidance of his father, who was watching him carefully from behind the nets at the PCA stadium in Mohali.

Shubman Gill did not stop there as he appeared again on Saturday (March 2) and was seen preparing for the fifth Test. The young batsman was doing a running drill at the PCA Stadium and the video went viral on the internet with many praising him for his dedication.

Here is the video:

Shubman Gill has looked to be in solid contact in the ongoing Test series against England. After failing in the initial part of the series, he made sure to regain his charm and responded to all the criticisms in style. He scored a blistering century in the second innings of the second Test.

Shubman Gill also scored 91 runs in the second innings of Rajkot Test, helping the team win the game. The young batsman’s best came in the last match against Ranchi. He stood his ground against his team under pressure and made sure to take his team home.

In the chase of 192, India were struggling and lost wickets quickly. However, Shubman Gill held the fort for his team and scored an unbeaten 52 runs to take his team home and win the series by a margin of 3-1.

Rohit Bhai backed us and gave us the confidence to go out and play freely – Shubman Gill after the winning goal in Ranchi

After winning the Ranchi match for his team, Shubman Gill spoke about how captain Rohit Sharma supported the youngsters to play to their strengths. He also spoke about his association with Dhruv Jurel and explained:

“It means a lot for us to come here and have to play the series without much batting experience, having lost KL after the first Test… but Rohit Bhai backed us and gave us the confidence to go out and play freely.

“They put pressure on us, but our openers got off to a good start, losing a couple of wickets put the pressure on. But Jurel came out and took the pressure off. You have to see the situation and play accordingly: they were bowling well and protecting the boundaries, also they were not giving maidens and kept picking the singles.”

Shubman Gill is the second-highest run-getter in the ongoing Test series against England. He has scored 342 runs in 4 games at an average of around 49.